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I am a keen and hard working individual who has gained many years of experience working in the luxury retail sector in the creative industry. I have managed to base myself in only a small amount of companies, where I have been lucky enough to learn new skills and ideas from a variety of other experienced and insightful professionals, helping me to constantly learn and develop my approach. I have a huge enthusiasm for creating beautiful and exciting ideas through styling and schemes on the shop floor and through windows, where my main aim is to get clients' attention. I love keeping up with new trends, and the constant evolving fashion world, where I am able to add my own taste to keep my work unique and exciting.
In this role I take full responsibility for the styling and overall appearance of all mannequins throughout womenswear, menswear and kids. I work closely with the Visual Merchandising teams to keep the floors constantly refreshed depending on floor moves, new deliveries, calendar events and schemes. We hold a close relationship with the buyers and floor managers to keep updated on current customer needs and to ensure each brand is performing well and the footfall is constant throughout all areas. It is vital that I keep on top of current trends in this position and to bear in mind different preferences for different cultures that visit the store.
During my time at Harvey Nichols, I helped implement all creative areas throughout the Knightsbridge store. Responsibilities included designing interior schemes for the different floors, sourcing materials and installing them, dressing and styling mannequins, dressing windows, as well as maintaining high standards throughout. This was a small team where I built strong relationships to work along side others, but also had an opportunity to strengthen my skills working individually.
I gained a full understanding of the Fashion industry on this course and areas I could delve into after the clothes had been made, such writing and packaging design. I learnt how to use the Adobe Creative Suites which became vital to completing each project to a professional standard.